Last weekend when I was creating my January tag for 12 tags of 2015 I was having so much fun I was inspired to create a canvas. I have made smaller canvases before for my One Little Word and I also offer custom canvases through etsy. This time I was inspired to get super artsy and try some different techniques. A lot of the techniques were similar to what Tim Holtz taught in his January Tag.
So let’s get started!
Step 3: I spritzed the canvas with water to help blend the paints together. I mixed them a bit with my finger and picked up the canvas letting some of the paints drip then heat set.
Step 5: I spritzed Wild Honey Distress Ink Sprays on the texture paste. I used a paper towel to soak up the ink in between the rays
Step 6: I heat set the Texture Paste
Step 7: I spritzed some Vintage Photo Distress Ink Sprays here and there on the canvas. Letting it drip and pool and heat setting it when I liked the way it looked. I did this on the sides of the canvas as well
Step 7: Using Tim’s Chevron Layering Stencil I put some Chevrons on the canvas with Ranger Texture Paste. Heat set the Texture Paste.
Tip: Don’t worry too much if you get paste where you don’t want it, once you remove the stencil it is easy to wipe away any of the paste that you want. I did this a bit where I had too many chevrons going down the canvas.
Step 8: Spritz the Chevron Texture Paste with Peacock Feathers Distress Stain Spray. Blot with a paper towel in between the chevrons. Heat set.
Tip: use a stiff bristled brush when stenciling with paint, that way the paint wont seep under the stencil. I love Dina Wakleys brushes for this!
Step 10: Spread Ranger Texture Paste through Tim Holtz Bubble Layering Stencil. Just here and there.
Step 11: Heat set the Texture Paste.
Step 12: Spritz with Vintage Photo Distress Stain Spray. This time I didn’t blot any ink away. Heat Set the paste.
Note: I really think I just added the bubble stencil because I was enjoying just how yummy the paste and sprays were looking 🙂
Step 13: I have been hoarding the Tim Holtz Letterpress Printers Blocks because they are SOOOOO yummy but I felt this was a perfect project for them! Using Antique Linen Distress Paint I dabbed some on the tops of the letters with my finger.
Step 14: Once the letters were dry I dabbed on some Peacock Feathers Distress Paint.
Step 15: Once they were dry I sanded them, taking away some of the paint.
Step 17: I used a generous amount of Glossy Accents to adhere the letters to the canvas
Want to see the final project? I LOVE how it came out!!!